Cold Symptoms: If a child has mild cold symptoms, but otherwise feels well, they may come to school. If they are having “heavy” symptoms, or a deep or hacking cough, they belong at home.
Sore Throat: If there are no other symptoms than the sore throat, a student may attend school. However, if a fever is present, or white spots can be seen on the throat, the student needs to stay home and call your doctor.
Fever: The only accurate way to assess a fever is with a thermometer. Do not send a student to school with a fever over 100 degrees. They may not return to school until they are fever free without the use of fever reducing medications for 24 hours.
Vomiting/Diarrhea: Students may not return to school until they are free of vomiting and diarrhea without the use of medications for 24 hours.
Rashes: Rashes are often early indicators of serious illnesses. Please do not send a child to school with a rash until your doctor states that it is safe to do so.
If you have questions on any of these guidelines or questions relating to other symptoms, please feel free to contact me.
Elizabeth Compiseno, RN
Gilbert Public School Mission:
Ensure exemplary education that inspires excellence and success within every learner